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ship in the port of -- of benghazi. he risked his life to stop a tyrant and then gave his life to help build a better libya. the word needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister -- chris stevens. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning and told her he will be a hero by many nations. shawn smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief, temporary assignment. he was a husband to his rife, heather, with whom i spoke this moving -- morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up proud of their father for the service he gave to our country, the service that took us toback and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew them to libya is both noble and necessary and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction
i strongly condemn the outrainous attack on our diplomatic facility in beanos which took -- benghazi is which took the lives of several people. >>> in other overnight news a person in a wheelchair was among the tenants evacuated from a burning apartment in the east bay. tara moriarty is in alameda this morning where an investigation into the fire is now under way. >> reporter: investigators don't know if this fire broke out on the inside or outside of the home. if you take a look behind me you can see where most of the damage is there and the flames broke out on the backside of the house. the emergency call came in around 1:00 this morning. 15 people were forced out of the four plex and took more than two dozen firefighters an hour to squelch the flames. when firefighters arrived they told them someone was still inside the building. >> when we came in the captain was carrying that person out of the building. when we ran in there was additional people coming out and said there might be other people trapped. >> reporter: firefighters were able to keep the damage contained to the one ho
with the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other american were killed in that attack. u.s. warships are heading to the coast of libya and several marines have been deployed as well. coming up for you at 5:15 we will take you live to the washington, d.c. bureau. we'll get the latest on a british report that the obama administration has been denying. >>> new video of a strip mall fire in antioch. investigators say an arsonist may be responsible for this. it happened on l street and sycamore drive at 10:45 last night. firefighters think someone set a rooftrees behind the stores on fire. the fire spread to one of the stores. no one was hurt. no arrests have been made. firefighters are also investigating another fire that happened about a block away. >>> we also have new information on a fire that has forced classes to be canceled at a school in menlo park. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is at beachwood elementary with more on what investigators discovered about the building. >> reporter: pam, the menlo park fire chief says the building that
.s. consulate in benghazi. an angry group stormed the consulate shooting employees and setting fire to the building. this group was angry over a viral video made by a man from california that mocks mohammed. stevens went to the building trying to evacuate staff members. he served twice in libya. he was the american envoy to the rebel movement that overthrew moammar gadhafi. the white house said chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. we are learning to find out more information where we grew up here in northern california. for now we are live in berkeley this morning alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time is 5:32. overnight news a man was sent to the san francisco hospital after a dispute at the golden gate park. it happened around 11:00 a.m.. now it involved two men. one of them hit the other with a flashlight according to police. that victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. his injuries are not life threatening. the suspect was arrested on assault charges. >>> more than a dozen people right now that have been living in an alameda
, it is calmer -- benghazi. and before admissions here. and around key government installations. security building. we have seen an uncrease in security there. and a lot of concern that there might be more attacks carried out by the militant groups. whether this attack was preplanned to happen on third baseman or was it just a protest over the amateur video that got out of hand. >>> when the news broke, we were speaking to witnesses in benghazi and it was a protest that became violent. it is getting clearer and clearer. and we are hearing the same thing here in libya from government officials that this is most likely a preplanned attack carried out by islamic extremist groups. they may have used the protest as a diversion or a cover up for their actual plans to attack the consulate yesterday from the libyan speaker of parliament. addressing the world. saying they will not allow libya to be used by the militant groups to carry out what he calls revenge attacks and that they did occur and coincide with the anniversary of september 1 1-rd and hinted that it was carried out by islamic extremi
, libya, four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. u.s. embassy chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack. u.s. warships are headed to the coast of libya and a group of marines has also been deployed. >>> a british newspaper is claiming that the u.s. had early warnings about the attack in libya. we'll get reaction from the obama administration from that when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> 7:07. well, service rating for -- ratings in san francisco, for muni, they had a 57% on-time rating in august. that compares to 53% in march. muni blames this on a shortage of drivers and then they say a number of employees have called in sick lately. >>> let's check in with sal. i heard you mention that normally friday light, kind of not happening. we got off to a bad start. highway 4 is one of them. we had some late-running roadwork in the construction zone in antioch and pittsburgh pittsburg. the roadwork is gone. now the backup is pretty solid from antioch all the way out to concord. on this friday, when some
chris stevens was killed in benghazi, his family finally has the chance to make funeral arrangements. rita williams talked to his -- talked to his parents who will remember him as an advocate around the world. >> brand- -- brand-new baby. >> reporter: a proud mother shared these proud photos of me about a little boy who loved life life, was a matter in disguise. >> that was chris. you never saw him without a smile. >> reporter: he grew up to the be -- to be the ambassador in libya. while vacationing in yosemite on september 7ing, she -- on september 7th, she learned he had been killed. >> after the first shock, you are kind numb and then you do what has to be done. >> reporter: we were sitting right here. so at that time, i was not in -- really not able to talk. but i did stand up. >> she stood up out of respect for the caller, president obama. ♪ >> reporter: she and chris's stepfather met privately with the president when chris's body was returned to american soil. >> he was cremated and i brought the ashes back. >> reporter: he will be interred next to his grandfather. >> i think
saying there were terror groups in benghazi. >> there was no specific tret to the -- threat to the consulate that i'm aware of. >> reporter: some say the obama administration almost immediately. the attack that killed, they are demanding more information. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new this morning from iraq, ten prison guards and two inmates have been killed in a policen in tikrit. prison in tikrit. officials say some has been recaptured. security forces also reportedly dismantled three car bombs. government troops have remained control. >>> the judge in the colorado shooting rampage case will release new court documents today. reportedly we're gonna find out more about the suspect, james holmes, and the shooting in july that killed and injured people. some court motions and other matters will remain sealed. he's accused of murder, attempted murder, weapons, violations an other chalks. >>> an actor who died in -- and other charges. >>> police are saying that johnny lewis killed his 18-year- old land lady on wednesday. lewis is best known for the tv series "sons
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